The Endurance Paradox: Bone Health for the Endurance Athlete

The Endurance Paradox: Bone Health for the Endurance Athlete

by Thomas J Whipple, Robert B Eckhardt
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598746170

ISBN-13: 9781598746174

Pub. Date: 03/01/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The endurance athlete faces a paradox—you’re going farther and faster, you’re feeling stronger, but your bones are getting weaker. New, compelling evidence shows that the very activities that expand our mental and physical abilities may be reducing the durability of our skeletons. In this book, Thomas Whipple, a leading orthopaedic clinical

Overview

The endurance athlete faces a paradox—you’re going farther and faster, you’re feeling stronger, but your bones are getting weaker. New, compelling evidence shows that the very activities that expand our mental and physical abilities may be reducing the durability of our skeletons. In this book, Thomas Whipple, a leading orthopaedic clinical specialist, and Robert Eckhardt, a scientist specializing in the musculoskeletal system, team up to explain how athletes at any level can maintain the delicate balance between endurance exercise and optimum bone health over a lifetime. Translating important scientific advances into accessible language, they explain the muscle-bone connection, and cover training strategies and exercises, nutrition, calcium, stress fractures, rehabilitation, running mechanics, footwear, posture, and pharmaceuticals. An essential guide and ideal text for exercise physiologists, endurance athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and coaches.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598746174
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Margot Putukian 7

Foreword Nicholas Romanov 9

Foreword Bernd Heinrich 11

Acknowledgments 13

Introduction 17

1 Strength Training 19

2 Nutrition 39

3 Hormones 49

4 Energy Balance and Metabolism 57

5 Protein 65

6 Dietary Fat 79

7 Inflammation 85

8 Acid-Base Regulation 103

9 Calcium 119

10 Nutrient Timing 133

11 Quality Training 149

12 Measurement of Bone 163

13 Stress Fractures 169

14 Rehabilitation of Stress Fractures 183

Glossary 201

Index 213

About the Authors 219

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